(Closed) Stitches come out next week. What's it like?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
114 posts
Blushing bee

My experience with stitches was no bleeding and tugging during removal.  No big deal at all.  I’m so glad things are healing well for you!  No prep is needed for removal.  Best wishes!

Post # 4
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wow it’s great that you are already doing well! I hope you just keep feeling better and better!i haven’t had this surgery but have a cleft lip and pallet so I have had many on my face in my life and had many a stitch out!

You should not have bleeding, if there is it would be tiny specs just if your skin has gotten a little stuck to the stitches. It doesn’t hurt, sometimes it is a little pinchy, again only if they’ve gotten a little stuck. But standard procedure is to clip and pull and then you’re done! Nothing to worry about 🙂

Post # 5
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Shouldn’t hurt too much. I had disolvables after my c-section and it just felt WEIRD, but not painful. Then I had thread stitches in my leg after getting a precancerous mole removed and they had to take a huge chunk out. Those were a little painful because they were tied too tight. And my 4 year old just got through having thread stitches removed from his face and he didn’t fuss or cry at all.

You’ll be fine just remember to BREATHE! 🙂

Post # 6
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

it feels strange kind of but it doesn’t hurt! You’ll be fine!

Post # 7
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have never had problems with having stitches taken out. It just feels like “pulling” and might be a bit uncomfortable. Keep recovering!

Post # 8
11390 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

So great you are already doing so well!

About the stitches, from what I remember it didn’t really hurt just maybe a little uncomfy but nothing like when they go in! 🙂 If the skin is dried on them it could hurt a LITTLE when they pull them out, but that is all.

Post # 9
5400 posts
Bee Keeper

When I had a reduction, my stitches were dissolvable (I think…it’s been 7 years). But I’ve had other stitches out and sometimes you can’t even feel it, others it just feels weird. You should not have bleeding or pain! Don’t worry!

Post # 10
2981 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It sort of tickles/tugs a little. It’s a weird sensation, but it dosen’t hurt. I took my own stiches out of my finger. I only had 8, and I realize that it’s a LOT different than breast tissue, but it’s not painful in the least. Good luck on the rest of your recovery!

Post # 11
46612 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Before you go in to get the sutures removed, be sure that you use warm wet washcloths as compresses to soften and gently remove any crusted drainage around the sutures. The suture material doesn’t stick to the skin, but the drainage can stick and make it tug a little when the suture is removed. No dried drainage? No problem.

Glas to hear your recovery is going well.


Post # 12
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

When I had them removed before, there was no pain/tugging. I just remember being soooo ready to have them out (they were in my arm) because they were dry and itchy. It was such a HUGE relief to get them out! I kept my insicision really clean, so once they were out you could barely see that there were stitches in the first place.

How did it go? How are you feeling?

Post # 14
3173 posts
Sugar bee

It hurt at first because my foot was still really sore but it tickled a little bit. 

Post # 15
1239 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i had some stitches out of my armpit 2 days ago after getting a cyst removed. it was fine, a little tug then out. felt a bit itchy for a few seconds. have also had stitches removed from my stomach after endo surgery a few years ago. actually i removed them myself lol as i was away frm my normal dr and other dr wanted to charge me too much. i think it will be fine for you, wont be painful im sure.

Post # 16
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

When I had my reduction, I remember the stitches removal hurting a bit. What was worse, in my opinion, was the drain removal.

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